Technology Requirements

In order to fully participate in Duke Pre-College Programs, you will need:

  • access to an email account for essential communications for your course.
  • speakers or headphones to hear instructors during live meetings, and a microphone to participate—a webcam is required for online courses.

Minimum requirements

These technical requirements apply to all Duke Pre-College online and hybrid courses for high school students.

  • Hardware
    • Computer running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7 or newer
    • Mac OSX 10.10 or newer
    • Access only to a mobile device will not be suitable for fully participating in Duke Pre-College Programs online or hybrid.
    • 1 GB RAM available
    • 2 GHz or faster processor
  • Internet
    • Consistently reliable internet with at least 2k kbps available bandwidth
    • Chrome browser, latest two versions, with cookies enabled

Other requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader, free to download.
  • Reliable access to Google and the Google domain.

Technical assistance

If you encounter difficulties with accessing you course, live meetings, online resources, or other technical materials, please contact precollege@duke.edu for High School classes or precollegemiddleschoool@duke.edu for Middle School classes.

If you are having difficulty with hardware or with software unrelated to Duke Pre-College Online or Hybrid, you will need to seek technical assistance from the computer or software manufacturer.